FDA Rolls Out Its ‘Snitch’ Pages

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FDA Rolls Out Its ‘Snitch’ Pages


In its ever-enduring quest to stop the free flow of information and dialogue among citizens — aka free speech — the U.S. FDA has debuted a “Rumor Control” page on its website.

Referred to as the “snitch” page by some on Twitter, the new feature is the FDA’S attempt to stop “the growing spread of rumors, misinformation and disinformation about science, medicine and the FDA, [that] is putting patients and consumers at risk.”

Like a knight in shining armor, who else could be best to save the world from “misinformation” than the FDA? The page highlights three topics to learn the “facts” about first: sunscreen, dietary supplements, and COVID-19. A 55-second video is also there, explaining how health misinformation harms you if you don’t stick with the “facts.”

To top it off, the site offers quick links to seven social media sites to report what you believe is false on their platforms. “We’re here to provide the facts,” the site assures readers. And, just in case anybody is wondering why the FDA even exists, what it does and what it regulates, it has buttons leading to videos that answer those very questions.

 

SOURCES:

US FDA Rumor Page June 3, 2023

Bernie’s Tweets, Twitter June 3, 2023



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Publish Date: 2023-06-05 13:38:05